Excerpted from Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter.
Here we go: "Tiger Woods did not suffer facial lacerations from a car accident. They were inflicted by his wife, Elin Nordegren — according to a conversation Woods had Friday after the accident." And when he tried to get away...
Bill Simmons muses: "Part of me can't shake the temptation of being the underdog again — like, launching my own sports site, hiring some talented writers and designers and trying to compete with the big guns." [Huffington Post]
This segment is called "The Learning Curve" where you, young blog proprietor, will get a link to your new site on Deadspin. Any and all questions you may have about being a successful blogger will (hopefully) be answered.
If the English language isn't yet universal, then the verse of sports should be. I've never understood, then, why it is that I can't comprehend a word of 19th-century British newspapers.
So says the Phoenix PD. The Mercury guard blew a .17 and was going 55 in a 35 on the night she was pinched. She's pleading not guilty to any and all "extreme" DUI charges. [SI/AP]
The New York Daily News published a comprehensive rise-and-fall on the meth-peddling former figure skater but NJ.com gets the real gravy: Bobek endeared herself to inmates through tube-top wizardry. [NJ.com]
The next time I'm hacking away on my local muni, I'm going to pretend like I'm snowboarding, because that's what Italian golfer Giulia Sergas does. Imaginary frostbite nipping at my windwhipped nose, I'll fit right in with the LPGA.
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First it was a double homicide. Then it was murder-suicide. Now it's just tragic and sad. And TMZ has pictures of the doomed couple parasailing.
Even in 1909, women-watching was the true appeal of a Princeton-Yale baseball game — especially for the venerable newspapermen who chronicled the "rattling good" game. [The Sexist]
The New York Post is reporting that former tennis person Anna Kournikova had a drink tossed on her at a Vegas nightclub which resulted in a mild lady-on-lady altercation.